Renowned British actor with Sierra Leone heritage, Idris Elba just announced that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus and is quarantining himself.
In a video shared to Twitter, Elba said he took the test after realising he’d been exposed to an infected person:
This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing no panic.
The actor, whose late father grew up in Sierra Leone and whose mother is from Ghana, said he has so far not displayed any symptoms.
He urged others to self-quarantine because not all carriers of the virus have obvious symptoms.